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Poster: GitRdead Date: Mar 7, 2012 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

Thanks everyone, alot of these suggestions were already top candidates. My guess is that I will show him an eyes from 73-74, and maybe some nuggets from Dave's Picks. I might also just show him the movie, because then he gets a taste for the scene a little bit and a reference of what the band looks like. If he likes it i might put on a really spacey dark star, or a nice clean Playin'

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 9, 2012 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

If your boy likes the blues, then how about the Truckin> Nobody's Jam> MLB jam, etc.. from 5/19/74?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-19.sbd.fix.miller.107165.flac16

Once they get through with the "Get back truckin on!" bit this turns into a flat-out awesome Truckin/Nodody's attack into a gorgeous MLB/NFA jam. One of the best parts of one of the year's best shows.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 8, 2012 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

Let me throw out a very approachable Playin' that has a clear form and direction throughout. This is the one I put up a couple of days ago.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-19.sbd.miller.32634.sbeok.flac16

Keep us posted on the progress of your project. I know I've gotten a few folks on the bandwagon who had previously dismissed the Dead as a "fad band for druggies who refuse to grow up". These people, like your friend, already had a love for music, especially the more "technical" stuff, like classic Jazz. After some early 70's Dead exposure, they quickly changed their opinions.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 8, 2012 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

Great thread ... bookmarking for future edification.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 8, 2012 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

I made a CD using out-takes from the GoldRoad Boxed set as well as the out-takes from Aox (circulating "show" so to speak) since they have "instrumentals" of tunes like the Eleven, etc., and it provides a "vocal free" perfect "background music" for get-togethers in which NO one suspects they are listening to the DEAD, and always end up impressed with Clementine, Sp Jam, etc., etc.

As we would probably agree, unless they are studio versions, folks often recognize (make faces?) live DEAD tunes by the poor vocals, so what the heck--this way I leave them out...even in 68.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 8, 2012 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

I find that more people like the Dead when they don't know they're listening to the Dead ... that is a good idea with the instrumentals.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 8, 2012 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me help my friend

I've encountered this scenario several times actually. I'll be playing the Dead and someone says, "Hey this is pretty good, who is that?"

Me: "It's the GRATEFUL DEAD!

Other Person: "Ohhh, I had no idea they sounded like that."